Portugal - VW dispute continues - January 31, 2018

The workforce at Autoeuropa, the Volkswagen unit at Palmela is still disputing new working hours. The factory interrupted production from 26 December, citing a break in the supply of pieces. The coordinator of the Works Council said that the interruption had happened at a difficult period due to the definition of hours to assure production of the T-Roc model, after workers had approved a proposal for a strike on 2 and 3 February 2018.  The Works Council has presented a list of demands to management. The new working hours imposed by management from February to July includes compulsory working on Saturdays, which the company says is necessary to meet the production objectives.   

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